Paper daffodils for St David’s Day

The Welsh flag.

The 1st March is St David’s Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales.(The Welsh equivalent of St Patrick’s Day.)

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Having lived in the United Kingdom for many years, when I think of Wales I think of leeks, daffodils and hand carved Love Spoons! I had a leek in the fridge and a Love Spoon on the shelf but there was no sign of daffodils. So I decided that could be our craft activity.

Paper Daffodils

You need 3 petal shapes to cut out of yellow paper

yellow cupcake cases

1 green pipe cleaner or chenille stick

a hole punch

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first cut out the petals

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then punch a hole in the centre of each one

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thread them onto one end of the pipe cleaner

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then add a cupcake case and pinch the end to hold them in place

I like using a large and small cupcake case to look like the frilly centre of a daffodil

Arrange all the daffodils in a vase to display with the Welsh flag, leek and Love Spoon.

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I also printed out some small daffodil outlines to paint with water colours.

I remember the daffodils fondly from my time living in the UK. I loved the way they seemed to just spring up where ever they wanted too. Maybe one in a grassy verge or a whole park full of them! I think they are one of my favourite flowers!

Lucy x

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